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Robert Smith & Co Associates (Solicitors & Advocates) Fields of specialization offered : International criminal Law, Business Law List (Baliffs, lawyers, notaries etc) THE OLD TRUMAN BEWERY 11,HANBURY STREET, LONDON,EI 6QR E-mail; email@example.com Dear Sir/Madam, Above are my profile. This inquiry involves my client Late Mr.Richard Bur-son aged,77 from Venice Florida USA. It was brought to my knowledge that the aforementioned client died intestate and nominated no next of kin to the title over investments made. We came to know of you via the London.Global. Database.Center (L.G.D.C.) Hence I am making this contact. My client above mentioned, died in an air crash along with his wife Mrs Lenor Bur-son aged 79 on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline Boeing 990 with other passengers on board. Before his death,he domiciled account with the a bank here in London, which is having an opening balance of USD $4.8m.(Four million Eight hundred thousand u.s dollars) as he was a businessman who contracted many vessels and was supplying food to Bakasi peninsula regions through out the 14 years the Bakasi war lasted. Since his death, none of his relatives or associates have come forward to lay claims to his funds as next-of-kin,as his wife whom he made his next of kin died in the same crash and on my own I have made concerted efforts to locate any of his relatives but all proved abortive. Based on the ethics and policies of the bank,it would be declared unclaimed and taken to the treasury of the bank as capital base of the bank, because already the account has been tagged dormant because it has exceeded the normal functional number of years.(7 years past) The bank cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for it or lays claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in the banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission and assistance to present you and have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased,so that the funds can be released and transferred to you, as all documentations will be carefully worked out by me for it to be released in your favor as the beneficiary's next of kin, if not the members of the board of directors will utilize it for their personal aggrandizement as unclaimed money and shared amongst the directors of the bank. so it is on this note I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin/beneficiary rather than allow the bank directors to share it amongst themselves at the end of the year. Note the folowing points; The transaction is 100% risk free as my client bank account Management officer is in agreement with me to look for somebody and pull out the money. The money however, will be divided into 4 parts, you will take 30% of the $4.8m, myself 50%, the account officer of my late client who will help to get the approvals in your favor will take 10%, while 10% is set aside to offset any expenses we may individually encure during the transfer process. That I will use part of my share to help the less privileged home, e.g. mother homes, handicapped homes as this are my reasons why I did not allow the Bank Directors who are already rich, to mess up my clients money while there are poor people in the society who needs help, I have decided within me,to open a Charitable Organization in Memory of my late client. It may interest you to know that I have secured from the probate commission an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please furnish me with the following information if you are interested . 1. A beneficiary name, in order for me to prepare the document for transfer in your name. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers...For our personal contact and for easy communication between both of us. I await your urgent response by return Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Robert C. Smith Attorney at law